Ivan Milat believes he’ll go to heaven regardless of being convicted of murdering seven backpackers, based on letters he wrote to an in depth buddy from jail.
The nameless pen pal stated Milat typically spoke to her about his Catholic perception and added he knew he was dying from most cancers every week earlier than being taken to hospital.
The 74-year-old was taken to Randwick’s Prince of Wales Hospital on Monday and his household had been later informed he was affected by terminal most cancers of the oesophagus and abdomen.
‘He believed he in all probability had most cancers. He had misplaced loads of weight … he just about knew,’ the supply informed The Solar-Herald a few letter she acquired from Milat two weeks in the past.
‘He is fairly a non secular individual, a Catholic believer – he typically speaks about faith in his letters. He is very assured of going to heaven in the future.’
Crime creator Amanda Howard, who has been in written contact with Milat as soon as a month since 1997, stated she was sure he wouldn’t confess to his crimes.
‘If he sends one thing out to the press, which if he is ready to he in all probability will, it is going to be to protest his innocence to his dying breath,’ she stated.
Ms Howard stated whereas there have been moments of their correspondence the place Milat might have been referring to himself when speaking in regards to the third-person killer, he has by no means confessed.
Milat was convicted of killing seven backpackers within the Belanglo State Forest, south of Sydney, between 1989 and 1992.
The street employee stabbed or shot his victims – and their our bodies had been present in shallow graves, typically close to empty beer bottles.
He was jailed for all times in 1996 and was additionally questioned in 2004 in regards to the disappearance of two nurses at Parramatta in 1980.
In 2006 Milat was named by police at an inquest because the individual more than likely to have killed a schoolgirl and her boyfriend who disappeared from northern Sydney in 1978.
On Monday, the convicted serial killer was taken from Goulburn Correctional Centre, about 200 kilometres south-west of Sydney, to the inner-city hospital.
Alistair Shipsey, Milat’s nephew, informed The Each day Telegraph the serial killer had been displaying indicators of dementia for greater than a 12 months.
Between 1989 and 1992 seven younger backpackers went lacking whereas hitch-hiking on the outskirts of Sydney, New South Wales.
Their our bodies had been all found within the Belanglo State Forest, close to Bowral, south of Sydney, and located to be victims of serial killer Ivan Milat.
The victims had been:
Victorians Deborah Everist and James Gibson, each 19, who had been final seen in December 1989, and who had been every stabbed a number of occasions.
German Simone Schmidl, 20, who disappeared in January 1991 and died from a number of stab wounds, together with a knife via her spinal wire.
German Gabor Neugebauer, 21, who was gagged and shot six occasions and his 20-year-old girlfriend Anja Habschied, who was decapitated after they disappeared in January 1992.
Britons Caroline Clarke, 21, who was shot 10 occasions as if she was goal apply and Joanne Walters, 22, who was stabbed. Final seen in April 1992.
Ivan Milat acquired seven life sentences for the murders and can die in Goulburn’s Supermax jail.